Rutgers Cooperative Extension

The youth development arm of the Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education, Rutgers T.E.E.M. Gateway is a direct service partner with Rutgers Cooperative Extension within the University community. Rutgers Cooperative Extension offices in every county of New Jersey provide a range of services to community members, including 4-H Youth Development and service learning projects, and the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program.


Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station (NJAES) Cooperative Extension helps the diverse population of New Jersey adapt to a rapidly changing society and improve their lives and communities through an educational process that uses science based knowledge. Through science-based educational programs, Rutgers Cooperative Extension truly enhances the quality of life for residents of New Jersey and brings the wealth of knowledge of the state university to local communities.



Ensure healthy lifestyles; provide productive futures for youth, adults, and communities; enhance and protect environmental resources; ensure economic growth and agricultural sustainability; and improve food safety and nutrition.

The program thrust areas include:

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